Think. Make. Do. | 3:30 – 5:00 PM

1.5 LU|HSW

Chris Baribeau, AIA of modus studio, will broaden the viewers understanding of deriving good ideas from place and context to implement the craft of architecture in a meaningful way to expand the quality of life where people live, learn, work, and play. The course is a fast-paced dive into multiple projects from design to fabrication demonstrating how the design process rooted in craft can make better architecture. Through a clear process of design we make buildings that are meaningful for people within their community. This requires craft and thoughtfulness and an underlying position on sustainability for building healthy places. This course will show multiple examples of this process and share new ways of thinking about placemaking and building construction.

Attendees will learn:
  1. Understanding the process of distilling ideas from place and context.
  2. Understanding how to use distilled ideas in a thinking / making philosophy as craft and design pertain to the modern world.
  3. Understanding of how crafting a wide range of project typologies infuses mutability into the design process.
  4. Understanding how the craft of architecture can build healthy places where people live, learn, work and play.

Chris Baribeau, AIA is the Principal Architect and co-founder of modus studio, a progressive and mutable design collective. The firm is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and has contributed a broad range of influential and award-winning design projects to the built realm since its inception in 2008. Together with companion fabrication lab, modus shop, the firm bridges the profession with architectural, graphic, prototyping, and fabrication work. Craft in the hand of design and making is at the core of their design vocabulary, used to create architectures founded in a thinking/making process. As the leader of the firm, Chris draws daily inspiration and experience from his place, the threshold between the natural and man-made world of the Ozarks. He is an advocate of conscious observation as inspiration for design and views the world around him as an unwritten instruction manual for living. He follows an idea; the idea that architecture can be sourced from the simple, everyday experiences of life. He believes the architecture that results from these experiences can be inspiring to all people in a personal, practical, and sustainable way. People deserve good space and good buildings, derived from good ideas.